Originally posted by hindu4lyf
Please explain to me why should they forget it? :Seven if they want to forget it, i don't think they would be able to forget it. especially since the 9/11 attack brought importance to the international community that america that is being thought to be the safe haven and most secured country of countries with the most high tech military weapons and etc., could be attacked by a bunch of terrorists. the 9/11 attack is also difficult to forget as it holds special importance on the so-called operation of war on terror and holds a special importance among the international relations circle.
If someone hurt any member of your family soo badly, would you be able to forget it? That's probably the way americans feel about it. yeah, yeah, i understand that if someone hurt our family, most probably we would want to defend them and take avenge for them and protect them so future attacks and hurt will not happen again. however, there are some families who are able to forgo, forget and forgive of what bad things other people do to themselves and their families. it may not be much but there are.
And I wonder how many people out of the MILLIONS of Muslims in America were subject to that 'torture' you talk about. I'm not denying that it didn't happen, ofcourse it did but some people talk about it as if the average Muslim living in America is targetted. but don't you think that's a bit unfair if they have to suffer for something that they didn't even do, for something that other people did. even though there are possibilities that some of them are supporting what happen during 9/11, but there are also some muslim who are against the terror of 9/11. :S I have more than enoguh relatives in America to know that their religion/culture/tradition has never ever been an obstacle. I can only talk from experience but I've never had anyone look at me in a strange way because of the colour of my skin or any thing like that and neither have any of my Muslim friends. c'mon man, many people are being treated differently because of their skin color, race, ethnicity background. take for the example of the minority chinese indonesian in indonesia. even though by law they are the citizen of indonesia, still the there is a certain hatred from the indegenous people of indonesian just because the chinese indonesia prosper more than the indegenous people of indonesian. take another example, the australia. for a long time the caucasian australian have been persecuting the aborigines, and nowadays, the level of racism towards the asian australian are still very high. another example, is in indian itself, there are caste system which even though casteism have been abolished by the legislative law, prejudice and stereotyping still occur. perhaps not as high rate as before, but the fairer skin is still preferrrable than the darker skin people. and not only muslim, but there are resentment between religion, like for example resentment between the christians and the jewish people, the jewish people and the muslim, the muslim with the christians. ironic isn't it, that these religions which are abrahamic religions are hating each other to no ends.
We in Britain can't forget the July bombings so what the Americans feel must be even worse. And neither can we Indians forget the MA! Don't expect anyone to forget something that hurts so much. yeah, yeah, i understand that the terror will not easily be forgotten. but i think the reason why it is difficult to be forgotten is in the case of britain's july bombing and 9/11 are because people don't really expect terrorists attacks to happen in that area. the MA is because it is believed, or proven or allegedly proven depending from which point of view you are seeing, the bombing has relations with pakistan and pakistanis and adding the strain relationship between the two states, it only add strain and bitterness plus prejudiced and negativity from the indian side towards the pakistan. i mean there are also a lot of bombing in indonesia the famous bali bombings and the bombing of the australian embassy and the recent one where one of the ceo of a big mnc died and led to the reduced in stock prices and it didn't seem to bother them as much nowadays.
@CPM: I cannot believe there was rejoicement in NJ! :O Especially because there are soo many desis there! How bloody embarassing! :@ These people deserve to be kicked outta the country, they don't deserve to live in a place where they have all these luxuries and just don't respect the country they live in or the people at all! Absolutely disgusting and sickening.